Chatham (HMNNH)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.543', W 77° 27.265'

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Chatham has watched quietly over Fredericksburg for almost 250 years—an imposing, 180-foot-long brick manor house once visible from much of town. It has witnessed great events and played host to important people. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln were here; Clara Barton and Walt Whitman too. To some residents it was a home, to others a place of toil, and to soldiers during the war a headquarters or a hospital.

Here at Chatham, as at few other places, is the full breadth of Southern history: its rise on the foundation of slavery, its ruin during the turbulent years of the Civil War, and its rebirth in the 1900s. Chatham is not merely the story of a Southern house, but of American culture—sometimes cruel and unjust, sometimes noble and refined, but always interesting.
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285400 N 4242956
Decimal Degrees38.30905000, -77.45441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.543', W 77° 27.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 32.58" N, 77° 27' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Chatham Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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